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Dangerous Work

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN : 9780226009056
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In February 1880, when Arthur Conan Doyle was only twenty years old, he embarked upon 'the first real outstanding adventure in my life,' seven months as a ship's surgeon on an Arctic whaler. The voyage took the young Conan Doyle into unknown regions and plunged him into dangerous and bloody work on the ice floes of the Arctic seas. His unforgettable adventure was echoed in a number of his early landmarks as a writer. A ghost story based on the experience, 'The captain of the Pole-Star,' got him noticed in publishing circles as a promising young writer, and a magazine article called 'The glamour of the Arctic' won him the respect of intrepid Arctic explorers. During the voyage, Conan Doyle kept a detailed diary. This incredible document, hidden from public view for more than a century, is written in his clear handwriting and is illustrated with many charming pen-and-ink sketches of scenes of life on board and of the sea-creatures and other sights he saw. It provides a vivid account of the coming of age of the young man who would go on to create Sherlock Holmes, and of a life at sea that no longer exists. This book will feature a facsimile of this remarkable diary, with a transcript, as well as several non-fiction and fiction pieces based on the experience, including the Sherlock Holmes story 'The adventure of the Black Peter.' It will also include photographs of the ship, its captain, and young Conan Doyle on deck. The publication of this unknown diary will be welcomed by all fans of Arthur Conan Doyle.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Dangerous Work

Author : Alan Weeks
ISBN : 9780750958844
Genre : History
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British military labour during the First World War developed from an ad hoc arrangement in 1914 into a corps some 400,000 strong, supported by as many as a million dominion and foreign workers by 1918. Records of this contribution to victory are extremely rare. George Weeks wrote down his experience on squares of wallpaper – always a practical man. And what a record it is. The Somme, Passchendaele and the Messines Ridge all feature in George’s calm description of his extraordinary experiences. He camped in ‘the vast graveyard of Cambrai’, he cut down an entire forest for duckboards, and he mended the aircraft of Captain Ball VC with dope and linen! With the corps working on the front lines and often under fire, this truly was ‘dangerous work’.
Category: History

The World S Most Dangerous Jobs

Author : Tim O'Shei
ISBN : 0736864385
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Using a countdown format, describes 10 of the world's most dangerous jobs."
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

History S Most Dangerous Jobs Miners

Author : Anthony Burton
ISBN : 9780752492254
Genre : History
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Mining is Britain’s oldest industry, and this book follows the men and, in the past, women who spent their lives working underground. Since the New Stone Age various minerals have been wrested from British soil – copper, tin, gold, lead – but in later periods the key commodity was coal. Those who worked in the mines were constantly battling on two fronts: there was the continual danger of flood and explosion; and the often bitter struggles against the mine owners. This story is also one of invention and innovation, looking particularly at how the independent miners of Cornwall and Devon were at the forefront of the development of the steam engine that was to transform society. This, the second book in an exciting new series looking at Britain’s most dangerous industries, is a tale of blood, sweat and death among a courageous and close-knit community that has now all but passed into history.
Category: History

History S Most Dangerous Jobs Navvies

Author : Anthony Burton
ISBN : 9780752481265
Genre : History
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This is the story of the men who built Britain’s canals and railways – not the engineers and the administrators but the ones who provided the brawn and muscle. There had never been a workforce like the navvies, a great army of men, moving about the country following the work as it became available. This book will tell of their extraordinary feats of strength and their often colourful lives. They lived rough, usually having to make do with huts and shelters cobbled together from whatever materials were available. They worked hard and drank hard. Often exploited by their employers, they were always liable to erupt into riots that could have fatal results. The book will look at who these men were, where they came from – and destroy the myth that they were all Irish. It is a story full of drama, but above all one of great achievements.
Category: History

Prayers For People Who Do Dangerous Jobs

Author : Althea Greenidge
ISBN : 9781619049673
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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All of us sometimes feel the need to connect with someone who can identify with our life circumstances, and give us a word of support or comfort. There may be times, however, when the person(s) with whom we feel such a connection may not be readily available. As God's creations, we are in essence spiritual beings, and so praying is our way of reconnecting with our creator. This little book of prayers was written for the specific purpose of protecting those people whose jobs carry with them some measure of danger. It is just a little reminder that there is nothing too great or too small that we cannot ask of Him. May it be a blessing to all who read it.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Dangerous Jobs

Author : Jean C. Lawler
ISBN : 0325039267
Genre : Hazardous occupations
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"All across the world, people go to work every day. Some go to offices or stores. Others, though, are in great danger when they go to work. These people risk their lives each day in surprising places and ways, to help us live and thrive in an ever changing world."--page 4 of cover.
Category: Hazardous occupations

Shoes Glues And Homework

Author : Pia Markkanen
ISBN : 9781351841788
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First Published in 2017. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

A Dangerous Place To Work

Author : Lynne Mayers
ISBN : 9780955689604
Genre : History
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This book tells the story of the employment of women and children right across the mining industries of Devon and Cornwall, up until the second half of the 20th century. It includes their work at the clay works, slate quarries, foundries, smelters, and gunpowder and explosives works, as well as at the mines.
Category: History

Working With Dangerous People

Author : David Jones
ISBN : 1857758242
Genre : Psychology
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Presents a variety of ways of thinking about dangerous people and their behavior and how to work with them constructively. Addresses ethical issues and offers advice in thinking under fire, responding to injustice, and working with younger people and dangerousness. Proposes a humane approach in working with people who pose danger.
Category: Psychology

Markets And Mortality

Author : Peter Dorman
ISBN : 0521123046
Genre : Business & Economics
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In this book the author examines and ultimately rejects the conventional economic view that workers who have more dangerous jobs accept their risks voluntarily and are compensated through higher wages. In doing so, he attacks widely used techniques for assigning a monetary value to human life for cost-benefit analysis and other purposes. Arguments are drawn from the history of occupational safety and health, econometric analysis of wage and risk data, and formal models of the labour market. In place of the conventional view, Peter Dorman proposes a view based on new work in decision theory (thick rationality) and the theory of repeated games. These insights are combined with comparative policy analysis to support an approach to risk that promotes both regulatory effectiveness and democratic values. Despite its technical content, the book is written in highly accessible style, and is concerned with matters of general interest in the development of critical social science.
Category: Business & Economics

Child Labour And The Law

Author : C. K. Shukla
ISBN : 8176256781
Genre : Child labor
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Considering The Problem In Its Totality, An Effort Has Been Made To Cover The Diverse Aspects Of The Subject. All The Articles Are Judiciously Selected From Authoritative Sources. This Joint Venture Has Been Taken As An Academic Exercise To Provide An Overall View An Issues And Problems Related To Child Labour At Macro, Meso And Micro Level, Including The Valuable Contributions From Social Scientists, Planners And Administrators To Present A More Comprehensive View On The Subject. Students, Teachers, Researchers, Administrators, Policy Planners And Professionals From Different Streams Of Disciplines Would Find This Book Informative And Useful.
Category: Child labor

Death Work

Author : Vincent E. Henry
ISBN : 0198035845
Genre : Psychology
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In this fascinating new book, Vincent Henry (a 21-year veteran of the NYPD who recently retired to become a university professor) explores the psychological transformations and adaptations that result from police officers' encounters with death. Police can encounter death frequently in the course of their duties, and these encounters may range from casual contacts with the deaths of others to the most profound and personally consequential confrontations with their own mortality. Using the 'survivor psychology' model as its theoretical base, this insightful and provocative research ventures into a previously unexplored area of police psychology to illuminate and explore the new modes of adaptation, thought, and feeling that result from various types of death encounters in police work. The psychology of survival asserts that the psychological world of the survivor--one who has come in close physical or psychic contact with death but nevertheless managed to live--is characterized by five themes: psychic numbing, death guilt, the death imprint, suspicion of counterfeit nurturance, and the struggle to make meaning. These themes become manifest in the survivor's behavior, permeating his or her lifestyle and worldview. Drawing on extensive interviews with police officers in five nominal categories--rookie officers, patrol sergeants, crime scene technicians, homicide detectives, and officers who survived a mortal combat situation in which an assailant or another officer died--Henry identifies the impact such death encounters have upon the individual, the police organization, and the occupational culture of policing. He has produced a comprehensive and highly textured interpretation of police psychology and police behavior, bolstered by the unique insights that come from his personal experience as an officer, his intimate familiarity with the subtleties and nuances of the police culture's value and belief systems, and his meticulous research and rigorous method. Death Work provides a unique prism through which to view the individual, organizational, and social dynamics of contemporary urban policing. With a foreword by Robert Jay Lifton and a chapter devoted to the local police response to the World Trade Center attacks, Death Work will be of interest to psychologists and criminal justice experts, as well as police officers eager to gain insight into their unique relationship to death.
Category: Psychology

Understanding Dangerous Work

Author : Iris A. Mayes
ISBN : 1085578720
Genre : Pesticide applicators (Persons)
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This document presents the findings of a qualitative, grounded theory research study on pesticide worker safety education and learning. A variety of factors contribute to the reasons pesticide applicators are not always fully engaged in the education required for them to practice their work safely, resulting in long-term health and environmental risks. The purpose of this study was to identify critical learning components and approaches that lead to the safe use of pesticides, mainly in large-scale agriculture. Background. Approximately 8,000 licensed applicators in the state of Idaho apply pesticides on approximately 12,000 farms (NASS, USDA, 2017), roadways, parks and other types of landscaping. Pesticide use is highly regulated by federal and state government because of the potential significant and toxic effects if misused. It is well documented that pesticide accidents and drift occurrences can affect the health of workers and others who are inadvertently exposed to these potentially dangerous chemicals. In 2017, I conducted a pilot study to gather data about work and educational practices for pesticide application in Idaho. The pilot study, a form of theoretical sampling, applied adult learning theory as a foundation for a priori themes, in concert with grounded theory to explore emergent data and categories. The study revealed four categories relevant to pesticide applicator safety training: knowledge and learning, worker practices, worker beliefs and attitudes, and work environment. The study was expanded in 2018 to include prior results and to develop a conceptual model of pesticide applicator safety in Idaho. Methods. This study employed four focus group interviews with 24 pesticide applicators intended to elicit stories and effective learning mechanisms for pesticide safety. The study also included ten one-on-one interviews with experts to reach theoretical saturation of data categories, and also included a statewide survey of pesticide applicators to gather baseline data about the population of pesticide applicators in Idaho. Researcher observation was valuable in understanding the cultural context of pesticide applicators. Using grounded theory constant comparative method, data was coded through an iterative process in various stages: initial hand coding, open coding, incident coding, focused coding, and axial coding. Results. In addition to categories that surfaced from theoretical sampling: knowledge and learning, worker practices, worker beliefs and attitudes, and work environment, four additional categories arose from the data: changes over time, worker development, interfacing with the public, and dangerous work. Data also illuminated pesticide applicator subculture by clarifying that narrative, in the form of exposure and non-exposure stories, plays an integral role in learning. Conclusions. Understanding the reasons pesticide applicators may take risks is key to developing effective safety training. The pilot study found that these reasons are embedded in the culture of the workforce, demonstrating the need to develop additional safety education programming that arises from the needs and motivations of pesticide applicators. Providing these workers access to research-based information may reduce risk, and training that utilizes narrative can serve to reinforce learning by providing an educational context. Of further interest is development of self-efficacy among pesticide applicators that could increase their safety and the safety of their co-workers. These findings offer a positive direction in development of future educational curriculum for pesticide applicators. Multiple topics call for further research. A conceptual model reveals forces that contextualize and contribute to the current pesticide safety education situation.
Category: Pesticide applicators (Persons)

Not Only The Dangerous Trades

Author : Barbara Harrison
ISBN : 9781135748739
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Using original research and focusing on occupational ill-health in relation to women workers, this book presents a perspective for the analysis of both gender and work and work and ill-health. The author gives a critique of traditional theoretical accounts of gender relations, state intervention and industrial ill-health. The chapters examine the extent to which feminist activists got involved in debates about health and industrial work, and show how activists went beyond the concerns of suffrage.; The book presents a historical period which was marked by a change in the role of the state with respect to intervention in industrial conditions, and analyses the coincidence of this with three other significant developments: the growth of expertise in industrial disease; the employment of women in the factory to take on responsibilities in relation to other women; and changes in the direction of feminist activism. In light of this analysis, the author suggests that some theoretical approaches to both gender relations and health and safety requirements require modification.
Category: Health & Fitness

Encyclopaedia Of Occupational Health And Safety The Body Health Care Management And Policy Tools And Approaches

Author : Jeanne Mager Stellman
ISBN : 9221098141
Genre : Electronic books
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Revised and expanded, this edition provides comprehensive coverage of occupational health and safety. A new CD-ROM version is available which provides the benefits of computer-assisted search capabilities.
Category: Electronic books

Danger Wizard At Work 11

Author : Kate McMullan
ISBN : 9781101142134
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Wiglaf and his pals from Dragon Slayers' Academy meet up with the wizard Zelnoc, all they ask is for a little magic to help them get through the Dark Forest fast. But unfortunately, Zelnoc's spells always end with an "Oops! Sorry about that!" So, yes, the boys are able to travel much faster now...but that's because they have wings, can fly, and have been turned into dragons! And they become the newest students at Dragon Slackers' Academy, a school that teaches knight-slaying! This funny turnabout in which the kids from DSA suddenly see life from a dragon's point of view makes a wonderful addition to this popular series!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Psychological Effects Of Police Work

Author : Philip Bonifacio
ISBN : 0306439557
Genre : Political Science
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This book adopts a psychodynamic approach to explore the motivations, anxieties, psychological defenses, and resultant behavior of male police officers in urban settings. The author provides a theoretical overview of the psychodynamic approach to human behavior and discusses the concept of ambivalence -- the simultaneous feeling of love and hate -- that exists between the policeman and the public, the police department, his family and friends, and his fellow officers. A core section of the book examines the policeman's love and hatred for his job. Other chapters detail how policemen cope with ambivalence; outline the role of defense mechanisms as coping devices; and explore the issues of police stress, the police personality, myths of the "dumb cop," police corruption, and police brutality. The book concludes with a discussion of the problems of police officer alcohol abuse, suicide, marital difficulties, trauma, and line-of-duty injuries followed by proposals for addressing the pervasive influence of ambivalence on policemen; these proposals are addressed to the public, the police department, the officer's family and friends, fellow police officers, and the individual officer.
Category: Political Science

Sociology Of Work

Author : Vicki Smith
ISBN : 9781452276182
Genre : Business & Economics
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The simple act of going to work every day is an integral part of all societies across the globe. It is an ingrained social contract: we all work to survive. But it goes beyond physical survival. Psychologists have equated losing a job with the trauma of divorce or a family death, and enormous issues arise, from financial panic to sinking self-esteem. Through work, we build our self-identity, our lifestyle, and our aspirations. How did it come about that work dominates so many parts of our lives and our psyche? This multi-disciplinary encyclopedia covers curricular subjects that seek to address that question, ranging from business and management to anthropology, sociology, social history, psychology, politics, economics, and health. Features & Benefits: International and comparative coverage. 335 signed entries, A-to-Z, fill 2 volumes in print and electronic formats. Cross-References and Suggestions for Further Readings guide readers to additional resources. A Chronology provides students with historical perspective of the sociology of work. In the electronic version, the comprehensive Index combines with the Cross-References and thematic Reader's Guide themes to provide robust search-and-browse capabilities.
Category: Business & Economics

Arkansas At Work 1900 1925

Author : Ray Hanley
ISBN : 0738508772
Genre : History
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Throughout the years, the way people make a living has changed dramatically, beginning with farming and agriculture, and ending with the age of computers. This new postcard history showcases images of the state at work in the first 25 years of the twentieth century. Images show farmers in the rice fields, using horses and steam tractors, and harvesting cotton, hay, and corn. Later cards focus on the loggers who radically changed the landscape forever. Merchants and bankers of business, including pharmacies, were popular postcard fare as well; these establishments served the farmers who traveled into town, especially on Saturdays when the streets were filled with wagons, and later, cars.
Category: History